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Published on December 11th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

A PodKast with a Caged Beast!

Kasterborous Doctor Who podKastYou can’t have missed our recent editorial concerning the revealing of spoilers on Bleeding Cool – and while we are happy for the fuss to die down, this week’s podKast (with a “K”) has a different take on the whole situation.

Rather than focus on the spoiler itself or judge the rationale behind leaking it, we look instead at the different types of spoiler a fan might encounter, the type of fan who might want spoilers or be driven by an insatiable desire to share things that other fans would rather not know and offer our thoughts as to why spoilers are actually needed.

Because they are. In a perfect world, no spoilers would enable complete enjoyment of a story, much like most of the 1980s. But the world in which we live is far from perfect, something that results in the use of small spoilers (such as plot points, casting or set changes, for example) to be used for promotion.

Your hosts this week are Christian Cawley and James McLean.

You can listen to our weekly podKast in one (or all, if you’re a glutton for punishment) of three ways:

  1. Use the player in the top right of each page on Kasterborous.
  2. Listen with the “pop out” player above, which also allows you to download the podKast to your computer.
  3. Third, you can take advantage of the RSS feed to subscribe to the podKast for your media player, and also find us on iTunes!


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About the Author


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

One Response to A PodKast with a Caged Beast!

  1. avatar Philip Bates says:

    Are you thinking of when the Dalek reflection loomed into shot in the preview for ‘Bad Wolf’, James? Cos that was a bit spoilerific, eh!

    I have a problem with the ‘next time’ trailers to be honest. I love them – I love any glimpse of upcoming episodes… but not when they ruin a surprise. I mean, it’s fine; on the whole, we know the Doctor and co are gonna survive the cliffhanger – but when the fate of others is at stake, that’s a different matter.

    The one that sticks in my mind was at the end of ‘The Impossible Astronuat.’ Amy shoots the astronaut, a little girl – - then a few seconds later, in the preview for ‘Day of the Moon,’ we see the scene where Amy’s saying, “I’m sorry I shot you.”

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